Grado Prestige Phono Cartridge – Green3

$125.00

The Green3 are hand selected from Black3 production runs which meet higher test specifications. Approximately 15% of the run usually exhibits these specs and becomes a Green3.

  • Diamond tipped
  • Twin Magnet System
  • Patented Flux Bridge™
  • Ultra High Purity Copper Coil
  • Four Coil Unison
  • De-stressed Chasis
  • Swiss Screw Machined

Description

The Green3 are hand selected from Black3 production runs which meet higher test specifications. Approximately 15% of the run usually exhibits these specs and becomes a Green3. Green3 uses a three-piece OTL cantilever that has a Grado®-specific diamond mounted on a brass bushing.

Grado’s® OTL, or optimized transmission line, technology provides an ideal transfer of signal from the surface of the LP to the generator of the system. This technology rejects unwanted resonances and lowers distortion preserving the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of the music. This also helps keep noise generated by the motor system in the cartridge to a minimum.

Grado’s® OTL stylus/cantilever design makes records sound quieter, improves the height, width, and depth of the soundstage, and presents more detail than previously obtainable.

The Green3 is hand-assembled in Brooklyn, with some builders having over 25 years of experience. With the recent development of the highly received Lineage Series of cartridges, we were able to have a trickle-down of technology and bring a new technique to the Green3.
This updated cartridge offers excellent tonal balance, dynamics, and realism, for a most rewarding reproduction of vocals and instruments. Our coil winding techniques, using ultra-high purity copper wire which is honed during the development of the Lineage Series, have let the electrical circuits achieve unison between the four coils in each phono cartridge. This allows for a precise balance between channels and accurate stereo imaging.

As in all Grado® phono cartridges, the Green3 is powered by a twin magnet system that optimizes the balance between stereo channels. All internal magnetic circuit parts are held to extremely high tolerances creating the desired stereo imaging. Grado’s® patented Flux-Bridger design allows the Green3 to have one of the lowest effective moving mass-generating systems while creating an excellent balance throughout the full frequency range.

The development of the Epoch in the Lineage Series gave us an in-depth experience with using an outer housing as a damping device. This led to the creation of a process that de-stresses the chassis and dissipates unwanted energy & resonant frequencies, allowing the desired signal to travel freely.

Additional information

Green3

Frequency Response: 10-55,000 Hz
Principal: MI
Channel Separation at 1KHz: 30
Input Load: 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
Stylus Type: E
Inductance: 45mH
Resistance: 475
Compliance CUs: 20
Stylus Replacement: U
Mounting: S/P
Weight: 5.5

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